Reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever.

Now is the time to make sure you and your family are taking all the right steps to combat illness and enjoy your holidays with great health, enthusiasm and wellness. Here are six tips to help you do just that:  

# 1: Get A Flu Shot – If You Already Haven’t

More than 40% of Americans forgo this free service (the cost is included in your health insurance) our health department is offering to keep us protected. True, the efficacy of a flu shot is not a 100% guarantee. The flu virus morphs and regenerates every year – which makes it so virulent – but having the shot anyway reduces risks of complications even if you do happen to get sick.

# 2: Sanitize, Sanitize, Sanitize

When you’re out and about, you are always touching something. And we touch our eyes, nose, mouth or face every 20 seconds, so make sure you’re not doing it with un-sanitized hands. Keep hand sanitizer handy and use it often. Also, wash your hands as often as you can. 

# 3: Fortify Your Body’s Natural Immune System

Zinc and Vitamin C are your best allies during a flu outbreak. Increase your dietary intake of both these infection-fighters with foods like sweet peppers, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes and winter squash (for vitamin C) and lamb, beef, spinach, legumes, seeds, nuts and dairy (for zinc).

# 4: Don’t Compromise on Sleep

We know this is the festive season and you want to make the most of your evenings. Try to maintain a regular sleep timetable though, because that is when your body chemistry does all its imperceptible good work to make sure your health and immune system are functioning at an optimal level.

# 6 Get an IV Therapy Treatment

IV therapy may sound like a hospital treatment when you’re sick, but It’s an affordable health regimen to help alleviate any number of common ailments compounded by dehydration. IV therapy may help combat symptoms, replenish depleted fluids and electrolytes and boost your immune system.

At Hydralive Therapy, our IV therapy treatments are a safe and effective way to deliver essential fluids and nutrients directly into the bloodstream to boost your overall wellness. We have various treatments designed for specific needs, but since everyone is unique, we're also happy to customize a treatment for you.

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